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Insecurity: There’s No will to fight else In Two 2 weeks the military can end banditry in Zamfara– Gov Lawal

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Insecurity: There’s No will to fight else In Two 2 weeks the military can end banditry in Zamfara– Gov Lawal

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He stated this during an appearance on Channels TV programme on Tuesday.

Governor Dauda Lawal of Zamfara State has accused the federally controlled security agencies of having an “uninspiring attitude” in the fight against banditry.

He stated this during an appearance on Channels TV programme on Tuesday.

The governor further lamented the laidback attitude of the police and the military in combating the menace of banditry plaguing the North-West state.

According to him, all of the developments justified the creation of the state security outfit, Community Protection Guards in January.

“We, as governors, don’t have control over the military, we don’t have control over the police as well as the civil defence. In most cases, we get frustrated.

“When you need these people, they are nowhere to be found and the best thing to do is to set up that kind of security outfit.”

He also claimed that there are a lot of political undertones to the security issues in the state.

“Sometimes, when you’re really helpless. When you need them (security agents), they are not there. Even when they are there, they are given certain instructions on what to do and what not to do,” he said.

The governor said the marauding bandits whose kidnapping-for-ransom trade was booming in the state could be strangulated in two weeks with the right political will.

“In two weeks, we can take care of the situation but the political will is not there,” he said.

He claimed that the bandits are well known and also where they live are well known .

The governor said he had met with all the service chiefs and cried for help to save the state but the political will had been missing in the fight against bandits.

Zamfara is suffering from banditry, a development that has led to loss of lives and properties.

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